Helicobacter pylori stool antigen test: Results of a prospective study


ARIKAN S., KOCAKUSAK A., BARUT G., SENGOZ G., Yucel A. F. , GOKTURK K.

SURGERY TODAY, vol.34, no.4, pp.318-322, 2004 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 34 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00595-003-2718-9
  • Title of Journal : SURGERY TODAY
  • Page Numbers: pp.318-322

Abstract

Purpose. There are now many tests and pathological examinations to detect Helicobacter pylori ( Hp), but most have disadvantages such as being invasive, expensive, or unobtainable for a widespread population. The Hp stool antigen ( SA) test has been advocated as a safe and cost-effective method of diagnosing Hp. Thus, we conducted a prospective study to examine the reliability of the Helicobacter pylori stool antigen (HpSA) test.